Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
4/3/2008 - 12/9/2019We tend to adopt older pooches. We do this one dog at a time. Some folks get tired of their " old dog", and just want a puppy?? to Replace? this family member with a "new" puppy. 😟.
We had just recently lost our Spot, who lived out the last 5 years of his wonderful life with us. It had only been a couple of months since Spot crossed over.
An Email at work at the time, a school friend from long ago...there was a bio going viral, about this 5 year old boy, whose owner had to regretfully, had to give him up to North Shore, due to going into a nursing home. I could just feel that we were all meant for each other.
I called my husband, already retired, told him about Remy...It was my 63rd birthday. I then called the shelter, who informed us, that if we could get up there by 4 pm, we could meet him. They already had dozens of phone calls, regarding interest in Remy.
I left work early, my husband and I met up, we went there, fell in love immediately, spent time with Remy, filled out papers. Our regular vet was phoned and we were the chosen ones. We got to take Remy home to be part of our family, right then and there!
Remy was, from the beginning, so smart! He understood full sentences, and had a certain bark for each need that he had.
He communicated greatly with his eyes, and those eyebrows raising, comical expressions that he made, when he wanted something, like a belly rub. He would sit up like a human in the corner of the couch, wedged, with his belly showing.
My daughter lives right next door, our houses are attached . Remy lost his first fur-friend Puggles, about half way through his life with us. In a few months, there was a new friend, a puppy named Cleo. They became fast friends, and would run and play together, in our huge fenced in yard, for at least an hour or more a day. They would just scratch at the back door, when they wanted to come in, and would cuddle up on my daughter's couch for hours at a time.
Remy put on a little weight for his first few years with us. My daughter adopts human children as well, and opens her home to foster kids. He LOVED people food. Less than a year ago he had lost a few pounds, and then, slowly lost more. then more, He was always a very lumpy bumpy dog, with many small external tumors that were not that concerning to his vet.
A few weeks ago, Remy began to become VERY picky and would not eat dog food at all. I began to prepare him boiled chicken, and other things he would love. Fish was a favorite. It did not take long for him to loose his appetite completely. I had made an appt for his vet when his appetite had decreased beyond reasonable for a dog of his age. I often thought of my Dad, who lived to be 101, who became extremely picky as he aged. Remy's water intake suddenly became much less., at the beginning of last weekend.
Over last weekend, he became much worse. His appt was for Tuesday. On Sunday night he suffered a seizure, and fell down the stairs. We stayed with him all night, laying next to him with puppy pads changed frequently, and wrapped up in his favorite " blankie", whispering and patting him; giving him kisses on his forehead and snout, and telling him that we loved him and we were okay. He looked humiliated when he soiled himself. I just kept telling him it was okay...crying my tears on his ears. I am a retired nurse, and began hearing laboured breathing Sunday night.
Early in the morning, on Monday, I phoned his regular vet, explained what was going on, and asking for them to recommend a travel vet, as he was in such pain, I did not want for Remy to wait a day, my car was still in the shop, and my husband had to leave early for a long scheduled medical procedure. .What a wonderful, caring gentle woman, Dr. Sally Lynch, was sent to us. There was a thorough exam done, and Dr. Lynch agreed with my assessment. Remy needed to cross that rainbow bridge. I lay beside Remy during the entire procedure, and was telling him how good he is, how loved he is, while I was getting us both wet with my tears. We sent you covered by your favorite blanket, to be creamated, and to have the honor of being on top of my bookcase with our other wonderful past pooches
Remy was THE funniest, loving gentle fur- member that ever joined our family. He would actually do funny things, to making us laugh. It was one of his favorite things to do.
I will mourn forever for this boy...Remy the Dog....our very special, kind, sweet humorous big-boy. EVERYONE loved Remy. Oh....I forgot to add...Remy was SO gentle with toddlers. The absolute worst thing he ever did, was grab a cookie away! ( or, maybe a peanutbutter sandwich)!
Goodbye our sweetest boy, you will live in our hearts forever. I still keep wanting to let you out, think of what you might eat for dinner, and check the blanket lumps in our bed, as we all loved to snuggle up in the winters and watch TV in the evening.
Just to let you know, Remy, there were 186 typed out condolences on my FB page after you crossed the bridge. You were MOST LOVED!
Orene MorinRandolph, MassachusettsDecember 15, 2019
10/9/2019 - 11/17/2019Joe - our healer, teacher and best friend. We will love and cherish you always. You connected with so many throughout your time here, and we feel so blessed to have been your human family.SANDRA SCHILLERNORTH BILLERICA, MassachusettsNovember 21, 2019
4/2/2002 - 10/30/2019My loved and cherished companion who died almost 7 months after her sister. They graced my home and my life for many years. Tulip was sweet and funny, and so affectionate. She lay beside me in bed, purring, sometimes rubbing her face against mine. In her younger days she was frisky and playful. She was a great lover of food of all kinds, and hopeful about scoring a bit of people food every now and then and jumping on my lap on top of whatever book I might be reading. As an old lady she spent her days on my bed, often lying on my pillow. It is so hard to come into my quiet house at night, to not hear her little footsteps, and to climb into an empty bed without the sound of purring, and the soft little body beside me.Betty CanickBoston, MassachusettsNovember 4, 2019
4/4/2003 - 10/18/2019I love you Gizmo, you were my best friend. You will forever be missed. My baby boy, forever and always.Jennifer RavgialaLawrence, MassachusettsOctober 19, 2019
9/9/2010 - 10/2/2019To my sweet Roxy, you came into my life when I needed you the most. You were there when I needed support, you were with me for 3 moves, finally landing in our house, through meeting my husband Joe and having our son Joey. You will always be Joey's Roxy girl and he told me I have been your cat mom for 200 years, long time, but maybe I knew you in another life. You were fiesty at times, but always good for a cuddle and loved spending time with me on my lap. Always getting up just to walk in the way of Joe every morning, because you didn't want him to leave. I loved when you slept each night with us and how you always came in to hear stories and listen to me sing to Joey at bedtime. I can not believe you are gone, but somewhere over the rainbow you are having treats and relaxing with your friends. I will miss you so greatly and will no doubt keep looking for your around our home. May you rest easy Roxy.Suzanne TollandEAST WALPOLE, MassachusettsOctober 3, 2019
7/4/2004 - 9/30/2002My heart is broken in a million pieces. Words cannot describe the deep bond I had with my Jack. I've always loved my animals, but I never could have dreamed of the love and connection he and I truly shared. 15 years ago he came into our lives. He was along for the ride for our marriage, 3 different homes, and 2 children. He was my comfort through my darkest days of my dad's illness and ultimate passing. He instinctively knew when I needed him most, and I hope he felt I that reciprocated that love when he needed me. My "co-pilot", my "pinky snuggleboots", my "La-Lee", my little spoon during snuggles. I would have done anything to save him, but unfortunately sometimes these things are out of our hands. No amount of time would have been enough with him. I'll forever love him and remember him always. Rest easy, my sweet, perfect boy. 😞💔Lisa DisarioNorwood, MassachusettsOctober 2, 2019
Samantha Dacey
11/4/2019 - 9/11/2019Sammy was a sweet black lab ..who loved everyone..she was smart and loved her stuffed animals. She would lick them forever..she was a gentle girl who loved walks and snuggling on the couch in the morning and nite. GREEETED me every day when I got home..cheese was her favorite treat.Loved when company came to visit ..would lick them and bring a toy to share. My heart is so broken now that s gone over the bridge. Miss her more than I ever could have imagined..glad we have great memories. I know we ll meet again someday. Love youRoxanna DaceyRAYNHAM, MassachusettsSeptember 14, 2019
9/9/2019Jady, the sweetest dog 🐕 I have ever known, she would always have her tail wagging for a friend and even a new friend through everything she had been through before she came to live with us, she never gave up on the love of people! A total loyal, loving dog 🐕, she would dance if you were away for even an hour as soon as you walked through the door because she was just so happy to see you again ❤️. She was an old soul, at her passing she was 16 years old and although she had arthritis she still fought through the pain to do whatever it took to always be a part of whatever it was you were doing 😢. And Max, when he was brought into the house, Jady took to him and him to her, they finally had each other as well 😊❤️. All I can say is how much I LOVED her, and how deeply she is missed, Max is missing her as well, he’s walking around to all her spots, checking for her 😥😥. I’m just lucky enough to have had her in my life as long as I did, rather than never have had her at all. She brought us all so much happiness and love 💗❤️💕 I wouldn’t ever change that for anything in the whole world. RIP JADY 🎈🎈❤️💕🐾🙏🐕
Cross your rainbow 🌈 bridge sweetheart 💋
Kt BootsE.Bridgewater, MassachusettsSeptember 10, 2019
8/1/2004 - 8/28/2019Rayna was a rescue who ended up rescuing us. She was a true companion during her many wonderful years with us. She is so missed. She helped to raise 10 grandchildren in her life. Her love for them was boundless. She will be so missed by all of us.Gail InferrereWayland, MassachusettsSeptember 9, 2019
7/4/2003 - 6/13/2019Gus was almost eleven years of age when he joined our family five years ago, one month after the death of our wonderful Spud. Gus had already lost his sight and his hearing, but was athletic, full of life, and very open to love and friendship. He was admired by all on his daily walks, and was a special favorite of small children. We are very sad to lose him and will miss him always. Gus was ready to move on, and we are very grateful for the time we had with this wonderful boy.Mary Ann and Jim WoodsMedfield was, MassachusettsJune 15, 2019